Jets vs. Saints Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 12, 2017

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After stringing together eight straight wins, the New Orleans Saints have dropped two three. They will have an excellent opportunity to get back into the win column when they host the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.

N.Y. Jets
5-11
AT
December 17, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Pointspread +16 -110
Moneyline +1000
Over / Under o +47

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Pointspread -16 -110
Moneyline -1700
Over / Under u +47

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The Jets just lost starting quarterback Josh McCown for the season and will have to find a way to win with either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

New Orleans is 9-4 straight up and 8-5 against the spread heading into Week 15. They have crushed it as a favorite this year, going 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS. They’re also 5-1 ATS and SU in home games.

As for the Jets, they are just 1-4 ATS on the road but are 4-1ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 1-13 SU and 7-7 SU in their last 14 as a dog of 10 or more.

New York Jets

After turning a lot of heads with a 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13, the Jets came crashing down to earth with a 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos. Josh McCown broke his hand and left the game, leaving Petty to complete just two-of-nine pass attempts for 14 yards after taking over. Meanwhile, New York struggled to move the football on the ground against Denver with running backs Bilal Powell and Matt Forte combining for just 48 yards on 19 carries. Petty looked terrible and Hackenberg hasn’t done anything (in practice or preseason) to show he’s a better option.

It won’t get any easier for the Jets offense this week against a talented New Orleans team that has had 10 days to prepare. Meanwhile, the New York defense has held up in some big wins this season but has been torched for 96 points over its last three outings. This is a tough spot for the Jets – even to cover since their offense is shorthanded.

New Orleans Saints

The Saints made too many mistakes in their Thursday Night Football loss to the Falcons last week. New Orleans forced three interceptions but couldn’t capitalize as they were held to just 17 points by the Atlanta defense. An injury to running back Alvin Kamara was a major issue as he left last week’s game with concussion symptoms. Kamara is back this week, so he and Mark Ingram should see a substantial workload against New York. Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see how Drew Brees performs as he continues to chase the 4,500-yard passing mark. Brees has thrown for 3,569 yards and 19 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.

With an improved defense and an explosive rushing attack, the Saints haven’t relied nearly as much on Brees’ arm to win games this season. The Jets defense has been shredded over the last three weeks and on the year, ranks 21st in rush defense. As long as the Saints don’t show up half asleep here, they’ll easily win this game by about three touchdowns.

 

Jets vs Saints Prediction

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